Question Overclocking question about speed and thermal paste

rabmcnair90

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Have just oredered:

CPU | AMD - Ryzen 7 2700 3.2 GHz 8-Core Processor
CPU Cooler | Cooler Master - MasterLiquid ML240L RGB 66.7 CFM Liquid CPU Cooler
Motherboard | Asus - STRIX X370-F GAMING ATX AM4 Motherboard
Memory | G.Skill - Ripjaws V Series 16 GB (2 x 8 GB) DDR4-3200 Memory

So was wondering what overclock I should be aiming for? I was also wondering if I should buy new thermal paste or just go with the one it comes with? If I should buy a new paste, what one would you recommend?

Thanks
 
Your practically guaranteed OC would be about 4.1GHz on all cores possibly more because of decent cooling. That's most deciding factor with Ryzen overclock, it's turbo frequency. One of reasons AMD has all Ryzen unlocked is that internal safeties including XFR are not going to let it go into unsafe territory and would scale it down if some limits are reached.
Best results are at 1.425v and up to mid. 60s temperatures but much depends on other factors like power delivery and binning (Silicone lottery).
 

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